Originally Posted by fattony325
What's the best method for jigging up the herring??
Thanks for the help.
I'm kind of a noob but I do it differently than people I watch and I get better results than I see when I watch others.
I jig the sabiki rig from my boat straight down. I jig it in short continuous pulses, perhaps 10" pulls, probably less than 1 second per pulse; or as long as it takes my 3 ounce wait to fall back down the 10". I don't cast unless I'm shore fishing, in which case I do the same pulsing as the weight drops through the water.
I jig all through the water column from 10' down, starting at the bottom for less than a minute, then reel up 5' for a minute, then up 5' again. I'm rarely jigging for more than a couple minutes.
I've seen people struggling around me, both on shore and on boats. I start jigging and in a few minutes I catch a few herring for folks or catch them a bunch. Reds have worked earlier, greens later; greens are generally better especially when visibility is better.
I don't use the frilly rigs and I don't add a larger attractor to it as I see some people do.
I haven't been using my live well since I seem to be able to catch them at will.
Hope that helps!